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Prep hockey: Luverne takes two; Worthington swept

REDWOOD FALLS -- The Luverne Cardinals put 70 shots on goal, and nine of them found the mark in a 9-4 boys hockey victory over Redwood Valley Saturday.LHS achieved balanced scoring as Jaxon Nelson, Chaz Smedsrud and Nick Harder all scored two goals.

REDWOOD FALLS - The Luverne Cardinals put 70 shots on goal, and nine of them found the mark in a 9-4 boys hockey victory over Redwood Valley Saturday.
LHS achieved balanced scoring as Jaxon Nelson, Chaz Smedsrud and Nick Harder all scored two goals. Spencer Swier, Declan Beers and Kasyn Kruse had a goal apiece.
Luverne had two power play goals as it moved to 5-2 overall and 3-0 in conference play.
Kaden Erickson saved 31 shots in goal.
Luverne 2 4 3 - 9
Redwood Valley 2 0 2 - 4

SP/LSH/TCU/C 6, Worthington 0
LE SUEUR - Nathaniel Wenner scored four goals as St. Peter/Le Sueur-Henderson/Tri-City United/Cleveland shut out the Worthington Trojans 6-0. The winners out-shot Worthington 50-16 in the game.
The Trojans, still looking for their first win of the season, could not find the net even though they did attempt 10 of their 16 shots in the first period. Worthington was 0-for-5 on power plays for the game while SP/LSH/TCU/C was 3-for-3.
Even so, WHS head coach Paul Olsen considered it a good outing overall. “It was probably our best fundamental game of the year,” he said.
Olsen said two of his players, Evan Eggers and Tony Lopez, were “all over the ice.”
Worthington 0 0 0 - 0
SP/LSH/TCU/C 2 2 2 - 6

Girls
Luverne 4, Waseca 3 (OT)
LUVERNE - Madisyn Dingmann scored in overtime to break a 3-3 tie with Waseca, assisted by Makayla Sterrett and Mariah Aukes, and the Cardinals escaped home ice with a tough win.
Dingmann had two goals in the contest. Other LHS goals were scored by Sterrett and Madison Crabtree. Jayde Pederson, Anna Hoehn and Hailie Tegmeier scored for Waseca.
Luverne out-shot Waseca 35-28.
Waseca 1 1 1 0 - 3
Luverne 1 0 2 1 - 4

SP/LSH/TCU/C 9, Worthington 0
LE SUEUR - Putting 29 shots on goal to Worthington’s 12, host St. Peter/Le Sueur-Henderson/Tri-City United/Cleveland blanked Worthington.
Holly Gibbs and Maddie Kleschult each had a pair of goals for the winners. Kaylee Bents was in goal for the Trojans, 0-9 on the season.
Worthington 0 0 0 - 0
SP/LSH/TCU/C 4 4 1 - 9

Windom Area 1, MBA Storm 0
BENSON - Abby Ignaszewski scored the game’s only goal and Anna Volk had the assist as Windom Area edged the MBA Storm.
Emily Steen stopped 27 shots for the Eagles.
Windom Area 1 0 0 - 1
MBA Storm 0 0 0 - 0

Doug Wolter joined the Worthington Globe in December of 1983 as a sports reporter. He later became sports editor, and then news editor and managing editor. In 2006 he moved to Mankato with his wife, Sandy, and served as an editor at the Mankato Free Press. In 2013 he and Sandy returned to Worthington to take up the job of sports editor at The Globe, and they have been in Worthington since.

Doug can be reached at dwolter@dglobe.com.
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